A Creation in Clay
Return to the Paper Neuschwanstein Castle plans here -
An introduction to this project by Will - I can't take credit for this clay castle. I didn't make it but I had to post it up on my site for you to see and maybe make yourself. This castle is modeled after my paper Neuschwanstein Castle project. Lots of people enjoy and make my paper castle projects and one day I got an email from someone asking if it would be okay if he made a clay version of my Neuschwanstein Castle using my castle plans. I said sure, and boy was I shocked at how wonderful his castle is! The Master Artisan that is Making this castle is Frederick and he is from New Zealand. I cannot tell you how proud I am of my little castle project and how it has reached all the way around the world. And I am at a loss for words to describe how beautiful a job Frederick is doing. If you want to learn more about Frederick - He is an editor with more than 25 years experience in the film and television industry, visit his website: Teachmetoedit.co.nz
As of the posting of this introduction here is a picture of the progress Frederick has made with the castle. And he has also made the Kings Quarters, Knights Quarters and Knights Tower. They are not shown in the picture. So the project is very far along!:
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Want to Make this castle out of paper?
This is nice paper project where I give you all the plans, You print them up and put them together , Not too hard and looks great - Paper Neuschwanstein Castle
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Neuschwanstein Castle 3D Paper Model - Want to make your own Neuschwanstein Castle out of paper? Amazon.com has a great kit. Measures 16.7 x 6.5 x 11.9 inches when complete. 99 pcs. Easy to Assemble. Made of Paper and Polystyrene Foam Board. For Ages 10 and Up.
Puzzle 3D Neuschwanstein Castle - Puzzle 3d also has a great Neuschwanstein Kit. This is an amazing puzzle with 836 pieces!